• Bridgend Circular Walk 1

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Linking nine Communities within the Borough and the Vale of Glamorgan is the Bridgend Circular Walk. This walk has been developed in partnership with the Ramblers Association, Countryside Council for Wales, and the Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council. This is a large walk totalling a distance of approximately 20 miles (32km) and has been split into three more manageable sections.
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Bridgend Circular Walk 1

A 9km (5½ miles) section of the Bridgend Circular Walk. You should be able to complete this section of the walk in 3 hours but allow more time if you are thinking of visiting some of the sites identified or you simply want to enjoy the countryside. The villages of Laleston, Pen-y-fai and Sarnhave everything that you will need by way of facilities.

Suitability: Not suitable for wheelchairs/buggies or small children. Cyclists/horses not allowed

Parking: Parking at Sarn Park & Ride and Merthyr Mawr

Public Transport: Bus Service Information from Bridgend Bus Station is available. Alternatively Traveline Cymru will help you plan your entire journey.

Information and Advice

The going is easy although it may be wet in places. Remember to wear suitable clothes and good shoes/boots and take food and drink with you. Follow the Country Code and when you are on roads, keep to the right and make use of verges whenever you can.

It should be easy to follow the route using the map and instructions inside this leaflet. When walking the route try and look out for the Bridgend Circular Walk logo that will be situated on stiles, gates and posts along the route. Directional waymarks with yellow arrows will assist you as to which direction to walk in once you are on a public footpath. We also recommend you refer to the OS Explorer Map 151 Cardiff and Bridgend.

For further information about this walk, to pass on your comments and suggestions or to report any practical problems on any of the paths please contact the Rights of Way Section, telephone 01656 642537 or 01656 642516.

Public Transport

There are number of bus routes that link to the Bridgend Circular Walk. In Laleston you can catch the X1 service which runs hourly Monday to Saturday to Bridgend

Town Centre, and has a journey time of 5 minutes. From Heol Tyny-Garn in Penyfai there are three bus services that go to Bridgend Town Centre two of the services have a journey time of about 7 minutes and the third service runs via Sainsburys and takes about 15 minutes.

If you wish to get to Bridgend Town Centre from Sarn Village there are 6 regular services that have journey times ranging between 11 and 20 minutes. Alternatively you can catch a train from Sarn Station. The trains operate every hour between 8am and 8pm Monday to Saturday with a journey time of 8 minutes.

For further information on bus times and  service numbers telephone the National Bus Enquiry line on 0870 6082608. Information regarding train times can be made via National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

Car Parking

The car park in Merthyr Mawr has a rough surface and is situated near the swing bridge. The car park at Sarn Park and Ride is a tarmac surface and is monitored by CCTV.

Accommodation To make a reservation or to obtain information on accommodation contact one of the Heritage Coast Tourist Information Centres. Telephone 01656 643182.

For further general information about the Bridgend area you can contact us via e-mail at tourism@bridgend.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can visit our website - www.bridgendbites.com


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